Buttons by Dani Sunshine

Buttons

Knitting
November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1.25 mm
375 - 800 yards (343 - 732 m)
2 (3, 4, 6) [8, 10, 12] years
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Pattern notes:
This super fun sweater is knit in the round from the top down. The yoke is shaped with raglan increases. Buttons are added onto the front of the sweater with a seamless method using a crochet hook. The sleeves are worked in stockinette stitch in the round. The hem and cuffs are finished with 1 x 1 ribbing.
The number of buttons needed will depend on how long you decide to make the sweater. The numbers listed are for the given lengths at the correct gauge.

Materials:
Yarn:
DK Weight: 375 (425, 450, 500) 575, 675, 800 yards (don’t use a yarn that splits easily).

Sample was knit in Coopknits Socks Yeah! DK in the colourway ‘Fleet’.

Needles:
US4 /3.5mm circular needle (40 cm long) & US6 /4mm circular needle (40 cm long).

US4 / 3.5mm & US6 /4mm dpns or longer circular needle for magic loop method for sleeves.

Notions:
6 stitch markers, holders / waste yarn, tapestry needle. Crochet Hook small enough to fit through buttonholes - Sample used 1.25mm.

Selection of approx. 32 (35, 39, 46) (54, 58, 63) 15 mm buttons with 2 holes.

Sizing:
2 (3, 4, 6) (8, 10, 12) years.

To fit chest size:
21 (22, 23, 25) (26.5, 28, 30) inches /
53.5 (56, 58.5, 63.5) (67.5, 71, 76) cm.

Actual chest measurements:
24 (24.8, 25.5, 27.8) (29.3, 30.9, 33.1) inches / 61 (63, 64.8, 70.6) (74.4, 78.5, 84.1) cm.

Choose a size with 1.5 – 3.5 inches / 4 - 9 cm of positive ease.

Gauge:
21 sts & 28 rows in 4 inches / 10 cm square in stockinette stitch on larger needles (adjust needle size if necessary to get gauge).